HSO724 - Play Therapy Research Thesis


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Start Anytime - SP3,SP4,SP6 and SP7 - Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 2
EFTSL value: 0.250

HSO710, HSO711, HSO713, HSO715



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars. Additionally students will schedule regular meeting with their research topic supervisor.


This is an elective 2 credit point unit for students enrolled in the Master of Child Play Therapy and who wish to have the option to apply for a Higher Research Degree (HDR). Students may craft their research inquiry based on specific play therapy topics such as, but not limited to: child attachment, child development and play behaviour, child and family trauma and/or psychopathology.

Student are required to formulate a research question, prepare a research proposal and undertake a systematic review of the literature, (for example for example PRISMA, ITEA, meta-analysis or meta-synthesis) and write a coherent thesis under the supervision of experienced researchers from within the CPT course team. The student is required to undertake the research integrity training for the responsible conduct of research.

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